Sunday, October 3, 2010

October Dreams

I cannot believe it is October already! September feels like it flew by! Let's review...

September Dreams/Goals:

  • Seamless start to the new school year for my family: Yes! It has been a seamless transition and we have had a great school year so far!
  • Publish Yoga for Living Wellness CD: This is in progress, but I did take the step of creating an account with the company I want to work with for publication. I'm still finalizing the details.
  • Create all new marketing materials for Tree of Life Yoga Studio: In progress. I did settle on a slogan, "breathe your way into balance" and spent time on new brochures.
  • Host first-ever Vision Board PLAYshop at the studio on September 16th: Postponed
  • Launch my first online course, Dare to Live Your Dreams Online Circle: Yes! I am so excited about this course! You can still join if you'd like by visiting the website.
  • Renovations finished at the wellness center + 3 new offices rented to like-minded professionals that will add to our center's community: I wish I could say this was done! And I wish I had more control over this project, but I am at the mercy of my contractors... Hopefully they will be done soon!!!
  • Gather another fabulous group of women for the Living Wellness Lifestyle for Women starting September 23rd: Postponed - starts this Thursday!
  • Buy new houseplants for home + re-pot office plants: Yes, to new houseplants. No, to re-potting.
  • Plant some mums at home + office: Yes, but my mums died already... I have such a black thumb for someone who loves plants and flowers.
  • Play board games around the warm fire on a cool night: Yes, we did enjoy board games and a fire. Perfect Fall activities :-)
  • Work with LonoWood Art Company to create the perfect sign for Living Wellness of Niagara: In progress!
  • Add some variety to my physical activity routine - maybe swimming laps or a free weight routine in addition to my typical running + yoga: I did look up a free weight routine, but I haven't given it a go yet. I've been sticking to running or walking and yoga. Maybe it is not so bad to just stick with what works for me.
  • Ponder taking a solo Fall retreat... Yes! I am registered for a writing retreat with SARK at the Omega Institute! SO excited!!!
  • Shop for new picture frames and update family photos around the house: In progress. I picked up some new picture frames, but I haven't decided on which photos to print yet.
  • Purge more clutter when I transition from summer clothing to fall wardrobe: Done!
  • Spend time every week working on my book - schedule it in pen in my planner! Done! This week it is my turn to share at Women Who Write - I am a bit nervous!

October Dreams/Goals:

  • My first radio interview - tomorrow at 3:30pm! You can listen here
  • Go apple picking with family
  • Finalize Yoga for Living Wellness CD
  • Finalize new marketing materials for studio
  • Print family pictures to fill new frames
  • Host first-ever yoga birthday party at the studio
  • Bask in every glorious second of writing retreat with SARK
  • Celebrate Tree of Life Yoga Studio's two-year anniversary with a festive party!
  • Get tickets to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra while they are in town (been talking about doing this for years)
  • Cultivate regular meditation practice by starting with 5 minutes in the morning
  • Brainstorm + develop a new regular blog posting more focused on wellness content
I think that is it for me this month. Right now I feel in need of a restful, low pressure environment and I am planning to honor that as best I can. Sometimes I lose sight of the fact that not every moment or every week or every month can be filled to the brim with doing and producing. Fall reminds me that it is natural to take some time to slow down and turn inward. Life occurs in cycles, just as the seasons do. Sometimes (for me at least) it can be challenging to allow myself to just be without any emphasis on getting things done, but this month I'll be giving it a try!

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1 comment:

  1. wow, september seemed like a lovely month for you. seems like you are keeping the ball rolling into october. i'm super excited about the cd!! :) hugs!!